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Free Fishing Weekend events scheduled for northwest Oregon

   

Date:

June 2 , 2008

Contact:

Contact: Jessica Sall (503) 947-6023
Fax: (503) 947-6009

Salem, Ore. -- The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites Oregonians to fish, clam and crab for free during Free Fishing Weekend, June 7-8.

As an added bonus, free fishing events around the region can help parents introduce their children to the joy of fishing. Events are typically geared toward kids and many provide loaner rods and reels as well as folks to help kids learn how to fish.

During Free Fishing Weekend, fishing licenses and tags are not required although all other angling regulations apply.

The following events are taking place throughout northwest Oregon. All events are on Saturday, June 7 unless noted:

Lincoln County:

  • Big Creek Reservoir #2, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. More information: James Ray (541) 867-0300, ext. 253 or Casey Deckard (541) 867-0300, ext. 276.

Multnomah County:

  • Bonneville Hatchery, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For participants 12 or under; disabled access available. More information: Jennell Hoehne (971) 673-6008.
  • Henry Hagg Lake, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. For participants aged 8 to 18. More information: Wilbert Warren (971) 673-2075.

Marion County:

  • Walter Wirth Lake, Cascade Gateway Park, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. More information: Russell Butler (503) 569-7553.
  • Champoeg State Heritage Area, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. More information: Carol Worral (503) 678-1251.
  • Silverton Reservoir, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. More information: O.B. Bergin (503) 873-0405.
  • Silverton Reservoir, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. More information: Skip Bouskill (503) 873-7269.

Linn County:

  • Detroit Lake, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. More information: Greg Grenbemer (541) 854-3522.
  • Lewis Creek County Park, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. More information: Brett Boyd (541) 367-3437.

Clatsop County:

  • Fort Stevens State Park, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Disabled access available. More information: Richard Fogle (503) 861-0376.
  • Nedonna Pond, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. For participants 12 and under. More information: Joe Watkins (503) 368-6828.

Tillamook County:

  • Hebo Lake, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. More information: Hebo Ranger District (503) 392-5100.
  • Trask River Hatchery, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. More information: James Skaar (503) 842-4090.

Lane County

  • Leaburg Hatchery, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For anglers 13 and under; disabled access available. More information: Jennifer Hulett-Guard (541) 896-3294.
  • Willamette Hatchery, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For anglers 10 and under. More information: Tami Edmunds (541) 782-2933.

Clackamas County:

  • Small Fry Pond in Promontory Park, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For participants 14 and under. More information: Tom Horning or Abby Lietz (503) 630-8798.

Benton County:

  • Thissel Pond, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 a.m. No disabled access. More information: Matt Frank (541) 487-7240.

For information about other Free Fishing Weekend events throughout the state, go to http://www.dfw.state.or.us/free_fishing/events.asp

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